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The Physics of Phase Transitions

Concepts and Applications

Authors: Papon, Pierre, Leblond, Jacques, Meijer, Paul H.E.

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About this Textbook

The physics of phase transitions is an important area at the crossroads of several fields that play central roles in materials sciences. In this second edition, new developments had been included which came up in the states of matter physics, in particular in the domain of nanomaterials and atomic Bose-Einstein condensates where progress is accelerating.

The presentation of several chapters had been improved by bringing better information on some phase transition mechanisms and by illustrating them with new application examples. This work deals with all classes of phase transitions in fluids and solids. It contains chapters on evaporation, melting, solidification, magnetic transitions, critical phenomena, superconductivity, etc., and is intended for graduate students in physics and engineering; for scientists it will serve both as an introduction and an overview. End-of-chapter problems and complete answers are included.

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From the reviews:

Pierre Papon and his co-authors succeed in covering a much wider range of transitions than I have ever seen in one book before … Overall, we have here a treatment of strikingly wide perspective, and many readers who may not be motivated to work right through the book will find individual chapters interesting and instructive. I defy anyone who is interested in phase transformations not to learn something from this book." Nature

From the reviews of the second edition:

"Phase transitions presents an important phenomena in physics and plays a central role in material sciences. … The book might assist those researchers and students in theoretical and applied physics who wish to enter this scene by offering an accessible but detailed and explicit introduction to physics of phase transitions. ... The text aims to be self-contained in explaining the subject. The book is organized with the benefit of hindsight - results are presented in the order expected to be most beneficial to the reader." (Farruh Mukhamedov, Zentralblatt MATH, Vol. 1128 (6), 2008)


Table of contents (11 chapters)

  • Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics of Phase Transitions

    Papon, Pierre (et al.)

    Pages 1-36

  • Dynamics of Phase Transitions

    Papon, Pierre (et al.)

    Pages 37-77

  • Phase Transitions in Liquids and Solids: Solidi.cation and Melting

    Papon, Pierre (et al.)

    Pages 79-124

  • Phase Transitions in Fluids

    Papon, Pierre (et al.)

    Pages 125-164

  • The Glass Transition

    Papon, Pierre (et al.)

    Pages 165-187

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eBook $109.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Physics of Phase Transitions
Book Subtitle
Concepts and Applications
Authors
Translated by
Schnur, S.L.
Copyright
2006
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-540-33390-6
DOI
10.1007/3-540-33390-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-540-33389-0
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-07002-0
Edition Number
2
Number of Pages
XVIII, 410
Number of Illustrations
180 b/w illustrations
Additional Information
Originally published in the series: Advanced Texts in Physics
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